Open Season

NYAB is thrilled to present our new smart list of opening receptions throughout New York City.

In In the News Spotlight NYAB by Aneta Glinkowska 2008-08-27 print

A few months back, on April 25, we announced the launch of NY Art Beat with 850 listings of gallery and museum events, and more being added every day. Right from the start we realized that there was more happening in the massive art scene in New York than we had predicted from our experience in Tokyo. We also saw New Yorkers participate in the art scene differently, especially enjoying exhibition openings in much larger numbers.

We saw our blog launch with two great editors, a wonderful group of young writers, and frequent updates. We’ve been seeing more users of the MyNYAB bookmarking feature and a growing user participation in commenting. But, there was still one obvious missing link on NYAB: the opening reception list.

Last night we finally corrected that, after a busy week for our great team of designers and programmers working from Montreal and Tokyo, which simultaneously released the API. In the middle of what’s probably the slowest week of the year for New York galleries, albeit followed by the busiest one, we were thrilled to see our modest, three entries long ‘opening receptions’ smart list for the next seven days appear on the home page and ‘events’ tab. A day later, we are excited to see eight events on the ‘opening receptions’ list, which should be growing by the hour, as the gallery season of Fall 2008 approaches.

As much as we’re comprehensive on the exhibition listings, we are just as committed to our new opening reception coverage. Enjoy the season.

Aneta Glinkowska

Aneta Glinkowska. A co-founder of, Aneta manages the NY Art Beat listings and occasionally blog from her yellow armchair. TW: @perke and @NYArtBeat IG: @perke and @NYArtBeat » See other writings


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